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Government commences broad-based review of Australian Privacy Laws

Government commences broad-based review of Australian Privacy Laws

On 30 October 2020 the Australian Government commenced a broad-based review of Australian Privacy Laws by releasing an Issues Paper seeking feedback on possible privacy law reforms. ...

04 November 2020

COVID-19 enhances risks of bribery and corruption

COVID-19 has caused economic hardship for companies around the globe and has required many to act quickly in order to ensure supply of in-demand goods or services. ...

28 October 2020

Key takeaways from the Aged Care Royal Commission’s Special Report on COVID-19 in Aged Care

From 10 to 13 August 2020, the Aged Care Royal Commission held hearings as part of an investigation into the response to COVID-19 in aged care homes across...

02 October 2020

Australia’s first modern slavery statements are due this year: are you ready?

If your business is caught by the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the Act), you may have your first modern slavery statement due this year.

24 January 2020

Global moves to reduce the future cost of publicly funded medicines

In order to minimise pressure on health spending, regulators around the world are increasingly looking to promote the availability of ‘biosimilars’ - biological products that are highly similar...

05 October 2018
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All eyes on payroll tax as optometrists win appeal in Commissioner of State Revenue v The Optical Superstore Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 524

On 21 September 2018, the Victorian Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by the Commissioner of State Revenue (Commissioner) in Commissioner of State Revenue v The Optical Superstore Pty...

28 September 2018

Morrison’s Christmas promise: Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement

Australia’s new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has promised the long awaited Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement by Christmas. The announcement is a good news story for international trade...

05 September 2018

Biotech Insights: 2018 industry snapshot and key trends

Healthcare, medical technology and pharmaceutical innovation continue to be major areas of investment from a broad spectrum of local and off-shore funding bodies.

01 June 2018
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Australian Open Banking Review Released

It provides advice on the design and implementation of Australia’s Open Banking system and is the first stage in a broader consumer data right.

09 February 2018
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Biosimilars: balancing access to affordable medicines with safety

The Australian regulatory position appears to reflect a stronger push towards the timely uptake of biosimilar medicines.

01 November 2017

Productivity Commission report signals a radical shift in health data treatment

Productivity Commission's final report into Data Availability and Use uses the health sector as an example to illustrate structural barriers and distrust about data use.

22 May 2017

My Health Record: the resuscitation of e-health, or a data placebo?

My Health Record is intended to provide a secure online summary of a patient’s health information. What are the challenges and opportunities that MyHR will face?

28 March 2017

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